summer reading roundup

fragmenta  I feel late to the gushing party for the Incorrigible Children series and Natalie Lloyd’s beautiful contemporary fantasies, but they’re all delightful and brought me a fizzy kind of joy this summer. My reading of Linda Williams Jackson’s Midnight Without a Moon and A Sky Full of Stars happened to coincide with the anniversary of Emmett Till’s […]

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the dog days are [not] over

Well there went my post-every-two-weeks-ish plan. With school looming on the horizon, it feels like the summer is over. I have to remind myself that we still have a month and a half left to swelter through. (Oh let’s be real. Alabama doesn’t cool down until Thanksgiving, and sometimes not even then.) So if I wasn’t […]

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summertime swelter

I used to hate the summer. Don’t judge me too harshly. When you live in a state whose climate is classified as humid subtropical, spending time outdoors can be mildly unpleasant. My childhood was an endless game of mom pushing me outside to play and me sneaking inside to read in the AC. It took years of living […]

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